Brighton 2 Barcelona

The cyclists dream Day 15

With a deterimanation to get to Bayonne or Biaritz we covered 99 miles at 12.3mph. It was a smooth ride through the remaining forest on the cycle paths we have become accustomed to. We stopped for lunch in Mimizan and watched big waves crash in on the beach. This whole area and coast line (around 200 miles) from pointe de grave to the spanish border is a surfers paradise. On our entry in to Bayonne, its getting dark, the weather is damp and we are tired after 90 miles of riding but we are almost there. The cathedral towers are in our sights, then....CRASH!

We both skided on wet tram track lines going round a bend. We're lying in the road, bikes on their sides with bent handle bars. This was not supposed to happen. Shaken, we pick ourselfelves up and check the damage, bodies then bikes. Luckly it was only cuts and bruises. We check in to the closest hotel, to clean and bandage ourselves. We realise just how tired we both are and decide two days rest is needed to take on the toughest part of the journey: The Pyrenees!


Photo 1: Biscarrosse lake


Photo 2: Mimizan beach


Photo 3: Whats wrong with this bike?

sidelinedtri
Hello Tom+Sarah,
well done for doing this for such a worthy cause! Although I must admit I don't know about the work the Cedar Center do I find it commendable that you would feel so stronlgy about it to put yourself thru this (even tho I know Tom for a fact that at least Tom has an usualaffinity to pain :-) Anyway, well done for your effprts so far and keep it going!!! I will hope to see you when back!
PS: mind those wet roads
sdaly
hi my name is Sam i am new to the ceder centre
wot food are u eating and hope are haveing fun we have just done a leson on drugs and then we have brake
sdaly
wot make are your bikes
rtaylor
Hey miss monk it's ruby & fahmina here we just wanna know where you are now? and we miss u
lucy carter
hi Miss Monk and hi Tom how are are you and where abouts are you and what are you eating and what are you drinking and is it healthy food and healthy drinks ? from lucy and Ellie xx
rtaylor
what you are eating now?
Josh
Hi guys. How are you doing? We all want to know what you are eating every day? It must be healthy! See you soon. Josh
sonny walker
hello its Sonny how are you are you having fun are your legs hurting from the long ride? what land marks are there?
louie lawson
have you slept on the beach and what have you been eating
louie lawson
?
louie lawson
have you slept on the beach and what have you been eating?
Callum1
hi is Callum and Arron
harrison1
Hi its harrison what are the beaches like? thank u for making money for are school wish u luke. from harrison.
harrison1
Hi its harrison what are the beaches like? thank u for making money for are school wish u luke. from harrison.
lillie ramsey
hi its lillie hows your tent
harrison1
money
Callum1
is it scary going the mountains?
samantha
hi it is samantha and faith what are the
lillie ramsey
hi its lillie how are you and hows the beach x
lillie ramsey
are there stones there and what do you do there
x
samantha
hi it is Faith and Samamtha what are the coastlines like are they rocky,sandy or smooth?

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